- HLC-ColourAtlas XL-Cielab: An advancement in color representation, this atlas uses the CIELAB color model and the clear HLC representation system. Offering over 13,000 color swatches, it’s a boon for professionals aiming for high precision in design and production. Its utility isn’t just confined to a digital display; a ring binder version is available for exact color matching of physical samples.
- GamutMap.com: A pivotal tool in the arsenal of a digital designer. It allows a quick overview of which colors can be represented in selected color spaces, making it easier to plan, design, and predict outcomes in various display and print scenarios. By simply selecting the desired color spaces and clicking “Show,” one can access all colors within that gamut. For ease of reference, hovering over these colors provides the absolute colorimetric target values for all chosen color spaces.
- LCH Colour Picker by Lea Verou: LCH (which essentially corresponds to HLC, denoting Lightness, Chroma, and Hue) is a tool that lets designers choose colors in a more perceptually uniform space, echoing the way humans perceive colors. Lea Verou’s picker is a noteworthy addition to the digital color arsenal, enabling designers to initiate and adjust their projects with an unprecedented depth of color understanding.
Harnessing the Trio for Optimal Outcomes
In the realm of digital design and decor reproduction, color precision is paramount. It is the difference between a project that captures the imagination and one that misses the mark. With the proliferation of digital tools, achieving accurate color reproduction can be a labyrinthine task. However, the amalgamation of HLC-ColourAtlas XL-Cielab, GamutMap.com, and the LCH Colour Picker by Lea Verou offers an integrated solution to this age-old challenge.
Moreover, the availability of the freeColour CIELAB HLC Colour Atlas XL in PDF, showcasing colors in LAB when using software like Acrobat Pro, ensures a seamless transition from digital to print.
Achieving color accuracy in digital decor jobs is no longer a game of chance. With the trio of HLC-ColourAtlas, GamutMap.com, and the LCH Colour Picker, professionals have a robust, integrated system to bring their vivid imaginations to tangible life. As we continue to blur the lines between the digital and physical world, it’s collaborations like these that set the gold standard, ensuring that our vibrant visions are consistently and beautifully realized.
The collaborative strength of these tools lies in their synergistic application. A designer can start with the LCH Colour Picker to visualize and select a nuanced color palette. The next step is to employ GamutMap.com to verify the feasibility of these colors across different display and print spaces. Lastly, the HLC-ColourAtlas XL-Cielab acts as the reference point for production, ensuring the digital design is reproduced with utmost fidelity in the physical realm.
A Comprehensive Toolkit